SD Parent Connection would like to congratulate this year's Governor’s Awards recipients! Governor Kristi Noem will recognize individuals and employers on September 15th in Pierre.
Kendra Gottsleben –Sioux Falls
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY
Given to an individual with a disability in recognition of outstanding achievements in living with a disability and promoting independent living and employment opportunities for other individuals with disabilities.
Chris Peterson – Ft. Pierre
OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE WITH A DISABILITY
Given to an employee with a disability in recognition of outstanding achievements in competitive employment by overcoming a disability as well as providing inspiration for other individuals with disabilities.
The Fox Stop - Yankton
OUTSTANDING PRIVATE EMPLOYER (SMALL)
Given to a small private employer for outstanding achievement in improving employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Boyds Gunstock Industries - Mitchell
OUTSTANDING PRIVATE EMPLOYER (LARGE)
Given to a large private employer for outstanding achievement in improving employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Mitchell School District, Food Services Department - Mitchell
OUTSTANDING EMPLOYER (OTHER)
Given to an employer (i.e., government, education, non-profit) for outstanding achievements in improving employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Karen Schmeiser - Aberdeen
OUTSTANDING TRANSITION SERVICES
Given to an individual or organization (public or private) in recognition of extraordinary contributions to providing and developing a transition program to assist students with disabilities as they transition from school to the adult system.
Eugene (Gene) Murphy – Sioux Falls
Given to an individual or organization for extraordinary contributions in advancing the empowerment and employment of people with disabilities, spanning 10 or more years.